Safety Cover Questions in Arizona

Prissy1

New member
May 27, 2020
1
Tucson
Hi All,
I am looking into getting a safety cover to help with extending our pool season and cutting down on cost of running the pool year round. I live in Arizona and I am concerned about the hard water build up if the water just sits through the winter without brushing the walls down. Does anyone have experience or advice for having this kind of cover in Arizona? Do you uncover the pool every so often to scrub the sides down?

We have an in-ground pool with Pebble Tech and auto clean valves. Any advise would be appreciated. TY
 

mknauss

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
29,483
Laughlin, NV
My water does not get anywhere near cold enough to put a cover on it over the winter. Yours in Tucson might for a few weeks.

Maybe Matt can help as he lives in Tucson.

Brushing the walls has no direct connection to scale on the walls. That is all about water chemistry.
 

sean.a.hyde

Well-known member
Jun 5, 2018
94
Pittsburgh, PA
Hi All,
I am looking into getting a safety cover to help with extending our pool season and cutting down on cost of running the pool year round. I live in Arizona and I am concerned about the hard water build up if the water just sits through the winter without brushing the walls down. Does anyone have experience or advice for having this kind of cover in Arizona? Do you uncover the pool every so often to scrub the sides down?

We have an in-ground pool with Pebble Tech and auto clean valves. Any advise would be appreciated. TY
I'm not in AZ, but i had very, very hard water last year before I did an exchange. I made sure my CSI was good before closing for the winter and didn't have a problem.
Why would a cover exacerbate scaling?
 

JoyfulNoise

TFP Expert
Platinum Supporter
May 23, 2015
16,944
Tucson, AZ
I don’t understand your requirements - are you covering your pool because you want to close it over the winter or are you covering the pool to keep the heat in?

If you could fill out your signature with your pools details (equipment, size, shape, volume, etc), that would help.